Kanji Learning App for iPhone/iPod Touch

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Dfndr90, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Dfndr90 macrumors regular


    Nov 27, 2006
    I just came across a pretty nice app to learn kanji on the iPhone/iPod. It's called Kanji Flip, and it's only $3.

    The interface is easy to use and the progress system actually makes learning kanji surprisingly fast. I find myself learning at least a few kanji a day using it.

    The developer also seems to reply to comments, so there are more features on the way.

    Just type Kanji Flip in iTunes to find it, or here's a link:

  2. trunksu macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2008
  3. DipDog3 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2002
  4. joekun macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2005
    It's a Japanese alphabet made up of Chinese characters.

    Thanks OP, I'll check it out. Hope we see more of these.
  5. benwulf macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2008
  6. reboad macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    Somehow I kinda got myself into japanese classes, so now I need to learn at least hiragana. Now I've been wondering which is best.

    Kanji flip seems to do the trick and obviously even includes kanji, if I ever get that far. Or does anyone have better options?
  7. TripleJ macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2008
    Hikachan is developed specifically for learning hiragana / katakana and uses mnemonics, pictures and sounds to help you learn, so if you're starting from the beginning, it might make it easier. (I built it around the way i learnt when i first started studying japanese at least :) )

    As with the kanji flip developer, I'm definitely happy to respond to any comments or suggestions as well.
  8. reboad macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2008
    Well, you got me convinced. Your programs should be way better for my level :)

    After my first lesson I immediately noticed that I won't learn this language if I don't put a bit more effort on it. Then I thought that I could use my productive work time for learning, since about 80% of the time I'm just drinking coffee and waiting. With your app I think I can pass my time a bit faster for a while ^^
  9. TripleJ macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2008
    Awesome :) I hope you enjoy it!
    If you think of any extra features you'd like added or have any comments or suggestions after using it, please do let me know as i try to add as many user requests as possible :) Working on some exciting updates at the moment as well and these will of course be free for existing users.
  10. DreamPod macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2008
    Kanji Flip seems pretty cool, though I definitely do not like how it handles the Katakana learning section. It starts out with combinations of two Katakana rather than a single "letter" (unlike Hiragana where it starts out with single-letter and then moves on). In fact, the first Katakana it gave me was "Vyu", "Bi + Yu" (but it doesn't split it like that showing what the two letters were, the only answer it gives you is "Vyu").

    But of course it's designed for Kanji, so I can see the author not spending much time on the Kana section.
  11. ch78 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    Ever tried Kanji LS Touch?

    After trying some learning softwares on Iphone I highly recommend this software (http://www.apptism.com/apps/kanji-ls-touch). It has many advantages compared to other softwares. Please check for yourself. It's maybe a little bit costly (1.400 JPY) but still better spending much on a worthy application than squandering a little every here and there without finding a good one. I'm pretty confident that you will vote this one of the best kanji learning softwares (if not best of the bests) after using it. You can watch video of people using it here: http://web.me.com/quitscheentchen/KSTen/Kanji_LS_Touch_Videos.html

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